Watermelon (Curcubit)

As a watermelon grower, a quality yield is your highest priority. Generating a well-shaped melon, with consistent vibrant color and sweet, juicy flesh will reduce losses. But where can you find a natural product that will improve efficacy of your fungicides and promote a more sustainable agriculture? VEGRO® special programs for watermelon is the answer.

+70%
Weight Count
+19%
Piece Count
-70%
Regression Ratio (GSB)
++
Healthier Crop
Agronomic Data
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Problem

Your crop is continuously exposed to various and numerous stresses and diseases, reducing your profit margins and causing your crop to be late to market. More and more chemicals are needed to generate a better yield. The watermelon market is a highly competitive one and every single aspect must be improved. Pack-out ratio is very important, improvements on aspects such as: skin, shape, size, and taste, all make a difference.

Solution

VEGRO® for Watermelon, is the answer you are looking for and our natural bio stimulants will exceed your expectations.

More quality yield + Healthier crop + More natural  =  More money and better return on investment!

VEGRO® generates nice and homogenous color with a substantial early maturity. The sweet, juicy flesh will be vibrant in color and keep your customers coming back for more.

Think VEGRO®, the new generation of a potent bio stimulants based on natural and concentrated seaweed marine active ingredients. VEGRO® has been specifically formulated to help and promote: 

  • Quality yields (x1.5 more ref/agronomic study) with faster growth
  • Solid and better quality flowering
  • More and larger leaves (less sunburns)
  • Better shaped fruit
  • More uniform sizes. (better pack-out)
  • Reduce early drop or losses
  • Early maturity
  • Improves the efficacy of the fungicides. (-47% Gummy Stem Blight agrnomic study…)
  • Improves the overall crop health
  • Best anti stress on the market (negative stress) 

VEGRO® is not a fertilizer and it is not a fungicide, it is a natural bio stimulant which works in combination with your fungicides and fertilizers.

It also helps to reduce your chemical inputs and to improve the efficacy of your fungicides. Please click here to read about our agronomic studies on different crops that demonstrate scientifically the performance of our products.

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VEGRO® Watermelon Program

VEGRO® helps to restore and/or to improve cell's differentiation, cell's division and cell's enlargement or, in other words, to safely grow more and better. These applications increase and secure the pre-fecundation, fecundation and post-fecundation natural processes. It is at the fecundation that all natural genetic codes are set, it is the moment that everything is getting decided, then cell's elongation or enlargement it is the process to fill the cells. The quality of the flowering, the fruit-set, this is where you will get more fruits, more sizes, better shaped fruit. VEGRO® is also very performant at cell's enlargement and promotes so nice uniform sizes and earlier maturity. VEGRO® also produces another significant effect by promoting and improving the crop’s photosynthesis activity. The result: firmer fruit and less early fruit drop with an early maturity (nutrient uptake). It also improves the efficacy of your fungicides (proven efficacy, please refer to agronomic data).

Stages of Application

9 Leaves or Primary Side Shoots Visible

Applications 2-5

Foliar Spray

1 Quart per Acre

1 Quart per Acre

1

9 Leaves or Primary Side Shoots Visible

All flowers with elongated ovary visible on main stem at tertiary sides shoot.

2

Application 2-5

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Fruit - Strawberry "special Botrytis & Powdery Mildew"

Objectives: Evaluate the interest of VEGRO® to help to better control the pressure disease such as "Botrytis & Powdery Mildew".

Results:

+30%

Botrytis: More efficacy in [T5] when Vegro® is simply added to the GS in [T3]

-64%

Botrytis: Best overall result obtained, [T5] with Vegro® added

-34%

Botrytis: Without Vegro® added in the same treatment [T3]

-36%

Botrytis: Less disease in [T4] when Vegro® is simply added to [T1] Ctrl.

+47%

Botrytis: is the degree of improvement between [T5] with Vegro® and [T3] without

+3%

Botrytis: Vegro® alone on top of the Ctrl [T4] is even more efficient than [T2]

48%

Pow Mild presence on control

-30%

Pow Mild severity: less when Vegro® added in [T5] Vs [T3]

-25%

Pow Mild: Less severity without Vegro in [T3]

+5%

Pow Mild: more efficacy when Vegro® added in [T5] Vs [T3] w/o

-21%

Pow Mild: reduction of the disease when Vegro® simply added to the Ctrl. [T4] Vs [T1]

+7,000

More Lbs per acre between GS [T3] and [T5] with simply Vegro® added

+20.4%

In % (extra yield/acre) between GS [T3] and [T5] with simply Vegro® added

+777

More flats per acre between GS [T3] and [T5] with simply Vegro® added

+20%

More flats/acre in % between GS [T3] and [T5] with simply Vegro® added

+218 Pcs

More fruit count between GS [T3] and [T5] with simply Vegro® added

+14%

More fruit count in % between GS [T3] and [T5] with simply Vegro® added

+19 Lbs

More weight count between GS [T3] and [T5] with simply Vegro® added

+20.2%

More weight count in % between GS [T3] and [T5] with simply Vegro® added

0%

With Vegro® zero Phyto-toxicity
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Fruit - Strawberry "special quality yield, early maturity & Health"

Objectives: Evaluate the interest of VEGRO® for quality yield, health and early maturity

Results:

+20%

Extra Quality yield/acre when Vegro® (T1) is added to GS

+619 pcs

Extra Pieces of berry/acre collected when Vegro® (T1) added to GS

+33 lbs

Of extra weight (Lbs) when Vegro® (T1) added to GS

+18%

Extra weight count/acre when Vegro® (T1) added to GS

+4 flats

Full flats with Vegro® (out of the 6 picks of the trial)

+43%

Early maturity with Vegro® (three first harvests)

+72%

Early maturity with Vegro® on harvest #3

++

Uniform size berries with Vegro®

++

Healthier with Vegro®

0%

With Vegro® zero Phyto-toxicity
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Veggies - Bell peppers "special quality yield and Antrachnose disease"

Objectives: When applied by foliar spray, to demonstrate the ability of Vegro® to improve the efficacy of the fungicides for the antrachnose control and to help to grow more natural. Main parameters monitored for this study: Pressure disease (severity); Yield (weight & fruit counts) and fruit size distribution.

Results:

+8%

Vegro® brings +8% more efficacy to the fungicides between [T2] and [T3] GS

+65 Pcs

More fruit count between [T2] and [T3] GS

+25.5%

Fruit count wise, in % between [T2] and [T3] GS

+5 Lbs

More weight count between [T2] and [T3] GS

+16.7%

In percentage between [T2] and [T3] (Vegro® net contribution).

+6.2%

More LARGE sizes with Vegro® in [T2] than in [T3] GS

+2%

More JUMBO's size with Vegro® in [T2] than in [T3] GS

-2.5%

Less Trash for Grower in [T2] than [T3] GS

0%

Vegro® is zero Phytotoxicity
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Veggies - Squash "special quality yield & Powdery Mildew" disease

Objectives: When applied by foliar spray, to demonstrate the ability of Vegro® to improve the efficacy of the fungicides by controlling better the Powdery Mildew reduction. In the meantime, it will help to grow more quality yield and more natural. Main parameters monitored for this study: Pressure disease on Powdery Mildew, weight count & fruit count.

Results:

+6.3%

Vegro® help to improve the efficacy of the fungicide. [T3] GS and [T4] GS+Vegro®

+52.5%

Progression rate of efficacy of the fungicide between [T3] GS and [T4] GS+Vegro®

-24%

Vegro® by itself helps reducing Powdery Mildew severity. [T1] Ctrl Vs [T2] Ctrl+Vegro®

+31 Pcs

More fruit count between [T3] GS and [T4] GS+Vegro®

+22%

More fruit In % fruit between [T3] GS and [T4] GS+Vegro®

+38 Pcs

More fruit count between [T1] Ctrl and [T2] Ctrl+Vegro®

+57%

More fruit count in % between [T1] Ctrl and [T2] Ctrl+Vegro®

+2 Lbs

More weight count between [T3] GS and [T4] GS+Vegro®

+5%

More weight count in % between [T3] GS and [T4] GS+Vegro®

+9 Lbs

More weight count between [T1] Ctrl and [T2] Ctrl+Vegro®

+100%

More weight count in% between [ [T1] Ctrl and [T2] Ctrl+Vegro®

0%

With Vegro® it is Zero Phytotoxicity
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Veggies - Watermelon special "Quality Yield and Gummy Stem Blight" disease

Objectives: A genuine agronomic and scientific study, to demonstrate when applied by foliar the ability of VEGRO® to improve the efficacy of the fungicides by better controlling the gummy stem blight reduction. In the meantime, it will help to grow more quality yield and more natural. Main parameters monitored for this study: Pressure disease on GSB, Yield (weight & unit pieces counts).

Results:

-16.3%

Reduction of the GSM pressure when Vegro® is added on top of the GS [T3] GS Vs [T4] GS+Vegro®

+18.5 Lbs

More weight count between [T3] GS and [T4] GS+Vegro®

+5.25%

More weight count In % between [T3] GS and [T4] GS+Vegro®

0%

Vegro® is zero Phytotoxicity